-Phone shipments rise by 4.3% for first quarter 2017




IDC reported that smartphone vendors shipped a total of 347.4 million smartphones worldwide in the fourth quarter, up 4.3 percent from the previous figure of 332.9 million during the last quarter. First quarter of 2016.

In the third quarter of 2017, South Korea was able to ship more smartphones than any other vendor, including its US rival for iPhone makers, but Samsung’s market share fell 1.0 percentage points from 23.8 percent to 22.8 percent. Enabling it to ship 79.2 million devices.

For the five largest companies, Samsung and Apple have lost part of their market share against Huawei, Opo and Vivo, where Samsung used every quarter to own about a fifth of the market. This continued until the beginning of 2017, helped by the success of the Galaxy S7 And S7 EDGE.

The Apple index fell by 0.5 points to 14.9 percent, according to IDC, with shipments rising by 400,000 to 51.6 million. Apple has not benefited much from Samsung’s problems at least not in the short term, The introduction of the iPhone SE and the iPhone 7 Red did not help.

Huawei’s market share rose 1.4 points to 9.8 percent, Opo’s share rose 1.5 points to 7.4 percent, while Vivo gained 0.8 points to 5.2 percent, and Android and iOS IOS still monopolizes the mobile device market, while the monopoly of the Apple and Samsung duo has begun to erode.

Chinese brands Obo and Vivo have taken the lead in fourth and fifth place, and this seems to be continuing in 2017 as China’s smartphone market matures. These players are looking to reach the world with devices that offer the latest features at a fraction of the cost. Compared to Samsung and Apple phones.


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